Countdown: A week left to London 2012
Yes, it’s now only a mere 7 days left to 30th Summer Olympic Games, London 2012. A week later, which is the next Friday, I would stay awake till the middle of the night just to be on time to watch the live broadcast of the much-anticipated opening ceremony of the games, to be held in the newly-built Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London.There has been no revealing detail on the exact time that the opening ceremony would begins. Some believed it would starts at 8pm as similar to previous games while some choose for 12 minutes past 8 which the number indicates the current year as well (20:12) which is a very good idea.
In whatever time it will starts, the producers of the opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle were informed recently that the ceremony has to be cut short to within three hours to allow for the 80-000 strong crowd of spectators to have ample of time for their transportation after the ceremony. Security is also further enhanced as a huge number of country’s leaders are expected to attend, particularly the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II who would officiate the opening of the games on the very awesome night. So, if I am to adjust the time zone difference between UK and Malaysia, then I would have to be in front of TV by 4am in the morning. It’s 8 hours difference between here and UK.
Some details of the opening ceremony are finally revealed recently. I have read part of those revealed details and there are even some pictures released showing some built set on the Olympic Stadium ready for the opening ceremony. I’m not going to expose it here, so that you would be amazed with a bit more surprise by the time of the real show begins next Friday. The 10 000 performers are now in very frequent schedules on few last rehearsals for the opening ceremony so that they would perform smoothly and in organized manner as planned on that night, to be watched by not only 80-000 crowd in the stadium, but also by over billion people worldwide through online or television broadcasting.
Will Danny Boyle succeed to amaze the world from his directing effort on this opening ceremony? And not to forget, the theme of this opening ceremony is ‘Isle of Wonder’. So, imagine what we can expect to observe from that particular theme at this moment? But the real thing would comes very soon in only a week later. It’s like I couldn’t wait any longer for it anymore. If you want to know more on some details regarding the ceremony, you can simply google it like me. This opening ceremony which costs only about 27 million which is far behind from Beijing 2008 games that used up around 200 million only for the opening ceremony. London 2012 is not trying to compete with that, but still comes in a strong heart to deliver the best to the spectators. We’ll see soon enough; next week.